Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions and Daimler AG, have entered into a multi-year agreement covering management of infrastructure services and data centers, providing e-collaboration and middleware services as well as overseeing database operations.
Highlights of the new partnership:
• Infosys has completed successful transition• to take over operation of the European data centers of the automobile manufacturer;
• Infosys supports the continuous improvement and implementation of best practices in data center operations and standardization of service delivery;
• This collaboration lays the foundation for optimizing data center operations using secure cloud technologies;
• The service will be delivered out of Daimler’s Enterprise Operations Office in Bangalore, India.
*This agreement was signed in the second quarter of Infosys financial year 2014. The transition was completed and steady state operations started in first quarter of Infosys financial year 2015.
Ruchir Budhwar - Associate Vice President and Head of Automotive in Europe, Infosys:
"Radically changing markets and customer demands are making manufacturers relook at their technology backbones to seek solutions that enable rapid response at manageable costs and without disruption. Such solutions allow companies to react quickly, at low cost and without downtime. Infosys will manage the day-to-day data center operations driven by a shared vision to innovate and transform these facilities. This engagement reflects our proven expertise in managing large infrastructure programs, reinforces our strategic focus on the automotive sector and significantly expands our growing presence in the German market."
Infosys (infosys.com) is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
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Tara Kozak-Lindsay - GolinHarris for Infosys, USA
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